post #61 of Old 01-31-2013, 10:18 PM Thread Starter
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How did you do the TJ grill swap??
TJ grill swap was done two ways. First with a TJ hood (and grill of course) but then I decided to put the YJ hood back on. I made the tube fenders myself. The YJ hood is a little square compared to the grille corners which I haven't really bothered to fix for now, but the gap is so negligible that I'm not in a hurry to mold it perfectly. It's not hard to do. Just takes a lot of fiddling around.


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If they're gonna bend you over for that much, I'd definitely pay extra for the lube!!
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post #62 of Old 02-01-2013, 08:35 AM
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Whats the details on ur TT? Are u running a mml or BL?

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post #63 of Old 02-01-2013, 12:10 PM Thread Starter
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Whats the details on ur TT? Are u running a mml or BL?
I've got a 1" day star BL. The TT only brings my drivetrain in about 1.5". It's mild. But I'm already thinking about making or getting a completely flat skid. I've got some 1" Brown dog MML sitting in my garage too for when I decide to pull the trigger

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If they're gonna bend you over for that much, I'd definitely pay extra for the lube!!
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post #64 of Old 02-01-2013, 12:12 PM Thread Starter
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Also today I went out to HF to get a small ax and a hammer to mount to the little tailgate apparatus I got going. Here it is put together.


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If they're gonna bend you over for that much, I'd definitely pay extra for the lube!!
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post #65 of Old 02-01-2013, 02:43 PM
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TJ grill swap was done two ways. First with a TJ hood (and grill of course) but then I decided to put the YJ hood back on. I made the tube fenders myself. The YJ hood is a little square compared to the grille corners which I haven't really bothered to fix for now, but the gap is so negligible that I'm not in a hurry to mold it perfectly. It's not hard to do. Just takes a lot of fiddling around.
Does the grille just line up with the stock bars that allign it & hold it in?
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post #66 of Old 02-01-2013, 04:28 PM Thread Starter
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R u talking about the 2 support rods that connect the firewall to the grille in the engine bay? No, the stock rods won't do. They're too short if i remember correctly. I actually removed those and didn't bother replacing them with the TJ ones. U can if u want but No issues without them. The grille stays in place with the body mount at the bottom and the fenders on either side. I also placed rubber supports at the bottom corners between the grille and the Frame.

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If they're gonna bend you over for that much, I'd definitely pay extra for the lube!!
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post #67 of Old 02-01-2013, 04:48 PM
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Yes I was talking about the support rods. I have a yj & I need a new hood & grill. So I was wondering since I want to use the tj grille if I should just play it safe & get a yj hood or try & rig the tj hood up.
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post #68 of Old 02-01-2013, 05:23 PM Thread Starter
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Yes I was talking about the support rods. I have a yj & I need a new hood & grill. So I was wondering since I want to use the tj grille if I should just play it safe & get a yj hood or try & rig the tj hood up.
Having done both, I'd recommend sticking with the YJ hood. Making the TJ hood work at where it meets the cowl can be a lot of work and it may not come out all that great unless ur good with bodywork. The yj hood flows better with the cowl and the corners can be worked on to fit almost perfectly with the TJ grille. One work of advice, make sure to bring out the TJ grille forward. The more it sits forward, the better the corners will look. Then all u need is a little massaging of the hood's sharper corners and it'll blend just right. I haven't done that yet since I mite hiline in the near future so I don't wanna work I it unnecessarily. And it still looks fine.



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That's without any reshaping.

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If they're gonna bend you over for that much, I'd definitely pay extra for the lube!!
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post #69 of Old 02-01-2013, 06:08 PM
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That looks awesome man !!! & when you say get it as far forward as I can, did you use some kinda spacer for it or rig something up or was it the way you bolted it in.
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post #70 of Old 02-01-2013, 06:26 PM Thread Starter
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That looks awesome man !!! & when you say get it as far forward as I can, did you use some kinda spacer for it or rig something up or was it the way you bolted it in.
The way I bolted it in. The bottom of the grille is gonna sit where it mounts to the frame either way, I'm talkin about the top part of it. U wanna pull that out far enuf so that the corner gaps are minimized. If u look at my build thread, a little while back I posted pics of when I just put the YJ hood back on and loosely mucked it there. The grille was raked too much and it didn't look right. When I made the adjustments and bolted everything in, I made sure to pull the top of the grille forward more. The gaps are then minimal but the hood can be worked a little to eliminate them completely. Ill eventually do just that.

Edit: those gaps are even less obvious in person too.

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If they're gonna bend you over for that much, I'd definitely pay extra for the lube!!
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Okay so the top isn't bolted in ? Sorry for all the questions I just wanna do it right.
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post #72 of Old 02-01-2013, 06:44 PM Thread Starter
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Okay so the top isn't bolted in ? Sorry for all the questions I just wanna do it right.
No worries. No the top isn't bolted in (at least mine isn't but u can mod some TJ support rods to fit). It's bolted at the bottom and at the fenders. The bottom corners have some rubber supports bolted to the grille and resting against the frame but its not really necessary. I just did it as a precaution.

Edit: anyways, this how I did it but ur gonna have to play around with it to see make it fit the way u like. Do keep in mind that I made my tube fenders myself and I made them so they would fit with the TJ grille and yj tub. If u have the YJ fenders, ur gonna have to massage ur fender a bit too because the TJ grille is wider. Ill also have to drill new holes in the TJ grille to bolt the fenders right. Little bit of work, but it can work just right if u take ur time.

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If they're gonna bend you over for that much, I'd definitely pay extra for the lube!!
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post #73 of Old 02-01-2013, 06:52 PM
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Ok sweet man. I have a 94 myself & I gotta give it to you. Your jeep is bad ***. I want tube bumpers next myself. This is what I'm working with.
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post #74 of Old 02-01-2013, 07:16 PM Thread Starter
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Ok sweet man. I have a 94 myself & I gotta give it to you. Your jeep is bad ***. I want tube bumpers next myself. This is what I'm working with.
Nice man. Much better than what I started with lol



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